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Welcome Future Marauders!

SOAR (Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration) is a full-day event which is the beginning of your life at Central State University! SOAR is important to your successful transition to college.

You will be able to register for classes, secure your housing and meet other students in your class! You will also be able to take care of the fees and tuition process without standing in long lines! Your parents will also have the opportunity to learn more about Central State University. Campus housing and classes are filling up fast, so don’t delay!

SOAR is only for new students who have been offered admissions into the University.

If you were not able to attend SOAR, please contact the Office of Admissions Immediately at 937-376-6348 or

At SOAR you will be able to

  • Meet with your Academic Advisor
  • Register for classes
  • Discuss various financial aid and scholarship opportunites
  • Take your Student ID picture
  • Talk with current students about their experiences
  • Register for housing
  • Complete your Next Steps


*Pre-enrollment fees must be paid prior to attending SOAR.  Any onsite payments will incur a $25 late fee.
ALL Pre-enrollment fees and deposits cannot be paid with financial aid funds and they are non-refundable.



This is an exciting time for you and your family as your child begins his/her college adventure!  We have intentionally designed separate orientation schedules for you and your child.  You will have the opportunity to meet with the leadership of the University, talk to staff, faculty and other parents, as well as ask those important questions.

This program is designed to allow both you and your son/daughter to begin the transition to college. Make sure that you have completed the next step process before attending SOAR. To participate in SOAR, all students must confirm their admission by paying the new student fees.

For more assistance:

Office of Admissions: 937.376.6348
Financial Aid: 937.376.6579
University College and Advising: 937.376.6110
Cash Management: 937.376.6330

Main Campus FALL SOAR Dates

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Friday, June 1, 2018

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Friday, July 13, 2018


New Student Move-in Day
August 15, 2018

CSU-Dayton SOAR Dates
Wednesday, July 11, 2018

International Move-In Day
August 14, 2018

International Orientation 
August 15, 2018